My eyes hurt.
No, really, my eyes are KILLING me. I don’t think I’ve blinked in the past six days. Usually around now I kick myself and bang my head against the wall, bemoaning, “Why did I create NaPiBoWriWee? Am I INSANE?”
Turns out, yup. I’m nuts. LOL! How is everyone doing? Did you survive Day 6?
For those of you keeping count, I have written FIVE picture books so far. I’m hoping I can get the last two done tomorrow because it’s Saturday and I don’t have to be at work! This has been the toughest NaPiBoWriWee for me because I have had to work full-time while running this event, so it’s been EXHAUSTING. Plus, I’m learning how to navigate around my brand new redesigned website that features TWO WordPress blogs (this NaPiBoWriWee one and my regular Paula Yoo blog at http://paulayoo.com/blog).
In addition, I usually prepare for NaPiBoWriWee. Before May 1st, I’ve usually figured out my 7 picture book ideas and done the necessary research and brainstorming of plots. Then I just write starting May 1st. But this time, I was writing all these books from scratch – from the idea to the research to the plot brainstorming to the actual writing.
So that’s why I chose to do 7 focused picture books aimed at younger readers and all about cats. LOL. I have embraced my inner Crazy Cat Lady! I found focusing like this really helped me. So let’s hope I can write 7 before midnight tomorrow!
Tonight’s Bedtime Blog is just a quick recap of what’s on schedule for the next 48 hours. Below is our schedule plus information on the May 8th prize giveaway random drawing!
(Keep reading after the jump for info on our final day plus the May 8th Contest Winners Announcement…)